Nov 15, 2021 - 02:14 pm
Renault Retail Group replaces courtesy cars with EVs
The Renault Retail Group is switching all its courtesy cars to the Renault Zoe. The move affects 143 vehicles spread across the 15 official Renault and Dacia dealerships in England and Wales the Group comprises. The new EVs join 21 Zoe E-Tech that already exist on the 164-strong courtesy car fleet.
Jan 13, 2021 - 01:30 pm
Renault doubles EV sales in Europe
Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model by far was, once again, the Renault Zoe.
Dec 1, 2020 - 08:14 pm
E.Leclerc orders 3,000 Dacia Spring & 1,000 Zoe electric cars
The French car rental and supermarket operator E.Leclerc has just ordered a whopping 3,000 Dacia Spring Electric and 1,000 Renault Zoe. One of the group’s goals is to offer the new Dacia Spring Electric in all 504 E.Leclerc rental outlets from 1 March 2021.
Nov 14, 2020 - 01:41 pm
Renault drops battery rental for Zoe & Kangoo Z.E. in Germany
After pulling the option in Spain and the UK, Renault is removing the battery rental option in Germany for its Zoe and Kangoo Z.E. models starting 14 November. Renault is making an exception with the Twizy which will continue to be offered exclusively with battery rental.
Nov 2, 2020 - 02:06 pm
London borough prepares for fleet electrification
The Council of the North London borough Islington has received its first six Renault Zoe. The arrival of the new vehicles also coincides with the upgrade of its fleet charging infrastructure. The rest of the 500 vehicle fleet is to follow in further electrification efforts.
Sep 22, 2020 - 08:22 pm
Scottish Council to receive 141 Renault Zoe
Renault will deliver 141 units of its electric model Zoe to South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland. With 104 of the vehicles, the Council’s pool vehicle fleet will be converted from diesel to electric. The remaining 37 Renault Zoe will be used for a range of community services.
Jul 22, 2020 - 04:41 pm
Renault marks major EV sharing order from the UK
The UK-based electric car subscription service Onto (formerly Evezy) has ordered 1,100 Renault Zoe. The first units were already delivered. A pilot project for electrification is also being launched in a small village in the Pyrenees.
Jun 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm
ES: Renault Zoe now only available with battery purchase
Renault Spain has changed the pricing model for the Zoe. The small battery-electric car is now only available there with battery purchase, the previous option for battery rental is no longer available. The Spanish are thus following a decision by Renault Great Britain.
Jun 12, 2020 - 03:22 pm
Renault UK offer Zoe with cash and wallbox
Renault UK is offering new car buyers money off its range of electrified models, with up to £1,000 to switch to an all-electric New Zoe, or £500 towards the deposit on All-New Clio Hybrid and All-New Captur Plug-in models.
Jun 10, 2020 - 11:42 am
Renault increases subsidy share for customers in Germany
In Germany, Renault is increasing its manufacturer’s share for subsidising the purchase of its electric vehicles. From now on, private customers will receive a bonus of 10,000 euros when buying a new Zoe or Kangoo Z.E. But the discount has a catch.
May 20, 2020 - 04:24 pm
Renault’s electric car sharing project Zity launches in Paris
Renault is now officially launching a fleet of 500 electric Zoe in Paris as part of the Zity e-car sharing service. Renault already presented the car-sharing offer at the end of February, but due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the service was temporarily suspended.
Feb 25, 2020 - 05:18 pm
Renault to replace Moov’in with Zity in Paris
Renault and Ferrovial will bring their electric car-sharing Zity, which was launched in Madrid in 2017, to Paris in March. The launch on the Seine will take place with 500 Renault Zoe, which should replace Renault’s previous Moov’in fleet. In the coming years, the electric car-sharing service is to be extended to other European cities.
Nov 26, 2019 - 12:39 pm
UK: Renault quit battery leasing option for Zoe EV
The new Renault Zoe can now only be bought in Great Britain with a battery-electric version. The possibility of battery leasing is thus eliminated. In Germany, however, Renault will continue to offer both options.
Sep 23, 2019 - 03:36 pm
ElectReon Wireless progresses dynamic charging in Israel
The Israeli company ElectReon Wireless has successfully charged a Renault Zoe inductively while driving. This was achieved along a 20-metre long section of track equipped with coils embedded in a section of road in the coastal town of Beit Yanai in Israel.
Sep 14, 2019 - 08:15 pm
Renault confirms pricing for Zoe electric car
Renault is about to open the order books for the latest iteration for its best-selling electric car. The new Zoe will be available to order from mid-September, with prices starting at just £18,670 before battery rent. Customer deliveries will begin in January 2020.
Sep 12, 2019 - 05:11 pm
Tested: Renault Zoe can grid-balance
Dutch smart charging specialist Jedlix and the Elaad Competence Centre have concluded that Renault Zoe can be used in a balancing capacity of TenneT in the Netherlands.
Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm
Study: German carmakers have catching up to do
According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.
Aug 23, 2019 - 10:34 am
Buy a car on the spot with a touch of your hand
Auto Trader is testing the U.K.’s first-ever car vending machine in London’s Spitalfields Market. The installation features a Renault Zoe that is available to buy for a “pre-haggled” price of 16,000 pounds – you may pay contactless.
Jul 1, 2019 - 07:16 pm
New battery, old price: updated Renault Zoe
Renault Germany has announced the prices for the recently introduced new edition of the Zoe, which will be available from the end of July. The entry-level version of the little EV will have the same price but a bigger battery.
Jun 17, 2019 - 02:52 pm
Renault shows new Zoe with long range & fast-charging
Renault has officially launched the new edition of their Zoe electric vehicle. The model known as Z.E. 50 has a 52 kWh rechargeable battery with a range of up to 390 kilometres. The battery of the old Zoe 40 remains the same with 41 kWh.
Jun 7, 2019 - 01:36 pm
What goes up, must come down (video)
Renault recently launched an unusual advertising campaign in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its Zoe, in which the selling price of the EV is linked to the air pollution in the city. If air pollution rises, the price for the Zoe decreases.
Jun 4, 2019 - 11:05 am
Vandalism kills electric car-sharing in the Midlands
In Solihull, England, vandals struck an electric car-sharing venture by the E-Car Club. Due to “exceptional levels of damage” made to the 18 Renault ZOE hatchbacks available, they had to be taken off the roads and the car sharing initiative suspended.